Marc is passionately committed to serving his clients and helping their businesses grow and prosper.


Marc is an excellent problem solver who thrives under pressure and in fast-paced environments. Collaboration comes naturally for Marc and supports his deal-making abilities and strategic approach to helping his clients achieve their business goals through successful transactions.

His practice focuses on complex real estate transactions, including counseling clients in connection with the acquisition, disposition, development, construction, leasing, financing and re-financing of unimproved and income producing commercial properties including office, retail centers, industrial and multi-family projects during each stage of the life cycle of real estate investment and ownership. His clients include investors, developers, owners and operators in the restaurant and hospitality industry, multifamily community developers and property managers and companies in the construction materials and related downstream products industry.

Marc regularly negotiates and drafts purchase and sale contracts, commercial loan agreements on behalf of borrowers, commercial leases (office, retail, restaurant, multi-family and ground), easement agreements, restrictive covenant agreements, sale/leaseback agreements and reciprocal easement and restrictive covenant agreements. He also has significant experience handling asset and stock purchase agreements, mergers and financing arrangements.

Marc also negotiates and drafts commercial construction contracts and represents Texas-based and national restaurant owners and operators in connection with the acquisition, sale and leasing of their real estate and liquor licensing matters in the state.

He represents both franchisors and franchisees in connection with the negotiation and drafting of franchise agreements, area development agreements, and other documents relevant to the establishment, purchase, sale and registration of franchised businesses.


Structured, negotiated and documented the leasing of more than one million rentable square feet of office and retail space in the past two years.

Represented investors in financing and acquisition of five commercial office buildings in Texas containing in excess of 1.6 million square feet of leasable space.

Advised national upscale, casual restaurant group in connection with the merger of its 18 restaurants into an investment vehicle formed by a national private equity fund to own and operate such restaurants. Served as national coordinating counsel for all liquor licensing issues in connection with such merger.

Represented private equity fund in connection with its acquisition of eight nationally branded casual family restaurants in Texas.

Represented seller of 40-billboard portfolio in six states to single national purchaser of income producing properties.

Represented a national Southwestern-theme restaurant owner/operator in connection with the leasing of eight site locations throughout the country.

Counseled a publicly-held national owner and operator of a portfolio of primarily upscale, full-service hotels and brand affiliates in connection with liquor licensing matters in Texas.

Represented a publicly-held national owner and operator of a mid-priced, full-service casual dining restaurant in connection with leasing and liquor licensing issues in Texas.

Represented publicly-held national owner and operator of mid-priced, full-service dining restaurants in connection with the acquisition of a 20-restaurant chain out of bankruptcy and counseled client in various transitional liquor licensing issues associated with such acquisition.

Advised a national casual dining restaurant owner/operator in multiple sale-leasebacks.

News & Insights



D Magazine, "Best Lawyers in Dallas," Real Estate, 2023

Martindale-Hubbell®, AV Preeminent®, 2023

Professional & Civic Activities

Professional & Civic Activities

Dallas Bar Association

  • Real Property Section

International Council of Shopping Centers

State Bar of Texas

  • Real Estate, Probate & Trust Law Section

Texas Restaurant Association


  • Texas


Southern Methodist University, J.D., 1984

Boston College, B.A., cum laude, 1981

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